Greening Government Operations (GGO) 2013-14

Green Building Targets

8.1 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new construction and build-to-lease projects, and major renovation projects, will achieve an industry-recognized level of high environmental performanceFootnote 1.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of completed new construction, build-to-lease and major renovation projects in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework. 2013-14
None planned
 
Number of completed new construction, build-to-lease and major renovation projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework. 2013-14
None planned
 
Existence of strategic framework. 2013-14
Yes (updated June 2012)
 

Strategies / Comments
The Strategy commits to use Athena’s Life Cycle Assessment toll (i.e. embodied effects) to assess projects for building spaces larger than 1000 m2 and costing $1M or more. It also commits to meet Green Globes Design 3 Globes without seeking certification. Where the application of Green Globes Design is deemed inappropriate, a justification will be placed on file (e.g., because of the special nature of the department’s facilities).

8.2 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, existing crown buildings over 1000m2 will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment toolFootnote 2.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of buildings over 1000 m2, as per departmental strategic framework. 25  
Percentage of buildings over 1000 m2 that have been assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool, as per departmental strategic framework. FY 2011-12 32%  
FY 2012-13 60%  
FY 2013-14 8%  
Existence of strategic framework. Yes:
Updated
June 2012
 

Strategies / Comments

  1. Minimum level of assessment: BOMA BESt (Building Environmental Standards) Level 1
  2. The appropriate threshold (dollar value or floor area): 1000 m2
  3. Applicable building types: All NRCan-owned buildings over 1000 m2, excluding sheds, garages or warehouses
  4. Industry-recognized assessment tool used: BOMA BESt
  5. Level achieved: Two buildings achieved BOMA BESt Level 3; six buildings achieved Level 2
  6. Whether certification was sought: Yes (all buildings certified by a third party)

Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: Department is on track to achieve the target, as per departmental strategic framework.

8.3 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, new lease or lease renewal projects over 1000 m2, where the Crown is the major lessee, will be assessed for environmental performance using an industry-recognized assessment toolFootnote 3.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000 m2 in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework. 2013-14
3
 
Number of completed lease and lease renewal projects over 1000 m2 that were assessed using an industry-recognized assessment tool in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework. 2013-14
2
 
Existence of strategic framework. Yes : Updated
June 2012
 

Strategies / Comments
Where lease or lease renewal options are being considered (e.g., where the Crown is anticipating changing landlords), bidders must submit LCA (life-cycle assessment) results for their leased space (structural materials and finishes). The lease with the lowest energy simulation results, within available resources, will be chosen.

This does not apply to space obtained through Public Works and Government Services Canada occupancy instruments.

8.4 As of April 1, 2012, and pursuant to departmental strategic frameworks, fit-up and refit projects will achieve an industry-recognized level of high environmental performanceFootnote 4.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework. 2013-14
TBD
 
Number of completed fit-up and refit projects that have achieved an industry-recognized level of high environmental performance in the given fiscal year, as per departmental strategic framework.
 
2013-14
TBD
 
Existence of strategic framework. Yes: Updated
June 2012
 

Strategies / Comments
Projects larger than 1000 m2 and costing more than $1M will be within scope. Where, because of the special nature of the department’s facilities, the application of Green Globes Design is deemed inappropriate, a justification will be placed on file.

No new projects within this category have been identified.

Rationale for traffic light indicator selected: Strategic framework that outlines considerations for this target has been completed.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Target

8.5 The federal government will take action now to reduce levels of greenhouse gas emissions from its operations to match the national target of 17% below 2005 by 2020.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Departmental GHG reduction target: Percentage of absolute reduction in GHG emissions by fiscal year 2020-21, relative to fiscal year 2005-06. 17%  
Departmental GHG emissions in fiscal year 2005-06, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent. 33.30  
Departmental GHG emissions in the given fiscal year, in kilotonnes of CO2 equivalent. FY 2011-12 31.77  
FY 2012-13 30.71  
FY 2013-14 29.87  
FY 2014-15    
FY 2015-16    
FY 2016-17    
FY 2017-18    
FY 2018-19    
FY 2019-20    
FY 2020-21 27.64  
Percent change in departmental GHG emissions from fiscal year 2005-2006 to the end of the given fiscal year. FY 2011-12 -4.6%  
FY 2012-13 -7.8%  
FY 2013-14 -10.3%  
FY 2014-15    
FY 2015-16    
FY 2016-17    
FY 2017-18    
FY 2018-19    
FY 2019-20    
FY 2020-21 -17%  
Existence of an implementation plan to reduce GHG emissions. Yes: Updates
June 2012
 

Strategies / Comments

Targeted GHG emissions sources include buildings and fleet. NRCan’s buildings account for approximately 96% of the departmental GHG emissions. The fleet accounts for the remaining 4%.

Some observatories, seismographic stations, field stations and other remote areas are excluded emission sources.

Buildings

  1. Emission reductions since 2005-06 are due to several initiatives such as the implementation of projects in 2009-10 and 2010-11 via the Accelerated Infrastructure Program (e.g., lighting upgrades, roof upgrades/replacements, envelope sealing/upgrades, chiller and boiler replacements), annual BMP (Best Management Projects), sector-funded energy reduction projects as well as implementation of various activities under the Low Carbon (LoC) NRCan Initiative.
  2. The LoC NRCan Initiative was approved by the Deputy Minister in September 2010 and includes many activities to reduce GHG emissions such as:
    • Energy retrofit projects
    • Recommissioning and Continuous Building Optimization
    • Piloting the implementation of the ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard at one facility in Bells Corners
    • IT projects (e.g., desktop hibernation for all NRCan computers and printer device reduction)
    • Clean technologies demonstration projects
    • Workspace consolidation
    • Employee engagement and energy awareness training
  3. Base year emissions reported in the FY 2011-12 Report on Plans and Priorities have been recalculated due to discovery of missing utility information.
  4. Rationale for traffic light indicator selected – As per the mandatory implementation strategies for target 8.5 in the Federal Sustainable Development Strategy, the department has:
    • Reported (and adjusted as required) baseline GHG emissions.
    • Set a departmental GHG reduction target.
    • Developed and put into action an implementation plan (via the LoC NRCan Initiative) to achieve the departmental GHG reduction target.

Fleet

NRCan is reducing its fleet operations in the National Capital Region with the closure of its Booth Street Fleet on November 30, 2012. Special purpose vehicles will be managed by sectors; non-specialized vehicles will be disposed of.

Surplus Electronic and Electrical Equipment Target

8.6 By March 31, 2014, each department will reuse or recycle all surplus electronic and electrical equipment (EEE) in an environmentally sound and secure manner.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status 100
All EEE is sent to asset management for reuse for Computers For Schools or recycled through the Ontario Waste Electrical and Electronic Program since 2010.    
Total number of departmental locations with EEE implementation plan fully implemented, expressed as a percentage of all locations, by the end of the given fiscal year. FY 2011-12 100  
FY 2012-13 100  
FY 2013-14 100  

Printing Unit Reduction Target

8.7 By March 31, 2013, each department will achieve an 8:1 average ratio of office employees to printing units. Departments will apply target where building occupancy levels, security considerations, and space configuration allow.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status 8:1
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units in fiscal year 2010-11, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow.    
Ratio of departmental office employees to printing units at the end of the given fiscal year, where building occupancy levels, security considerations and space configuration allow. FY 2011-12    
FY 2012-13 8:1  
FY 2013-14 8:1  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Continued monitoring and management.

Paper Consumption Target

8.8 By March 31, 2014, each department will reduce internal paper consumption per office employee by 20%. Each department will establish a baseline between 2005-2006 and 2011-2012, and applicable scope.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Number of sheets of internal office paper purchased or consumed per office employee in the baseline year selected, as per departmental scope. 4,100 (est)  
Cumulative reduction (or increase) in paper consumption, expressed as a percentage, relative to baseline year selected. FY 2011-12 0  
FY 2012-13 -10  
FY 2013-14 -20  

Strategies / Comments

  1. Enforcing duplex printing on all printers where feasible
  2. User communication / awareness campaigns
  3. Centrally managing departmental copiers


Green Meetings Target

8.9 By March 31, 2012, each department will adopt a guide for greening meetings.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Presence of a green meeting guide.    

Strategies / Comments

NRCan will be reporting on this target in subsequent Report on Plans and Priorities/Departmental Performance Reports

Green Procurement Targets

8.10 As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish at least 3 SMART green procurement targets to reduce environmental impactsFootnote 5.

By March 31, 2014, 100% of vehicles purchased annually are right sized for operational needs and are the most fuel efficient vehicle in their class in the Government Motor Vehicle Ordering Guide and/or are an alternative fuel vehicle.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
By March 31, 2014, 100% of vehicles purchased annually are right sized for operational needs and are the most fuel efficient vehicle in their class in the Government Motor Vehicle Ordering Guide and/or are an alternative fuel vehicle. 100%
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.    

Strategies / Comments
Dollar value of vehicles that meet the target relative to total dollar value of all vehicles in the Department.
Number of vehicles that meet the target relative to total number of all vehicles in the Department.

This target requires that criteria to identify when a vehicle is right-sized are defined.
It requires the availability of inventory counts / assets management data for reporting, but does not require the availability of procurement data.
Consideration must be taken when setting the percentage for the target to ensure that vehicles will not need to be prematurely disposed of to meet the target.

NRCan is reducing its fleet operations. It closed its vehicle pool in the National Capital region on November 30, 2012. Special purpose vehicles will be managed by sectors; non-specialized vehicles will be disposed of.
By March 31, 2013, 100% of IT hardware procured will be "environmentally preferred" models (as required via a 5-year life cycle).
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status 100
By March 31, 2013, 100% of IT hardware procured will be "environmentally preferred" models (as required via a 5-year life cycle). 100  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 100  

Strategies / Comments

  1. This has been in place since 2009.
As of March 31, 2012, 100% of network printer consumables and suppliers used will offer a collect and credit service, i.e. recycling, for toner cartridges.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status 100
% of Procurement staff members in regions will complete Green Procurement training. 100  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 100  

8.11 As of April 1, 2011, each department will establish SMART targets for training, employee performance evaluations, and management processes and controls, as they pertain to procurement decision-making.

Training for select employees.

By March 31, 2014, 70% of procurement staff members in regions will complete Green Procurement training.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
% of Procurement staff members in regions will complete Green Procurement training. 70% (in 2012-13)  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year. 60%  

Strategies / Comments

Why this green procurement training target is SMART:

  1. Specific: Refers to specific nature / type of training and target audience.
  2. Measurable: Information is available from regional procurement personnel (HR-related) files (An electronic certificate is issued upon completion of the training).
  3. Achievable: Training is “learner friendly”: easily accessible, i.e. online (24 / 7).
  4. Relevant: In-house training used: Canada School of Public Service course on Green Procurement (C215).
  5. Time-bound: Date established for target completion, i.e., 100% (March 31, 2014).

Other reporting considerations:

The Green Procurement training implementation experience in the National Capital Region is used as a model to follow for the implementation of similar regional training.

Employee performance evaluations for managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management.

By March 31, 2013, 60% of all procurement personnel’s (NCR and regions) performance feedback reports will include the contribution of and support for green procurement policy objectives.

By March 31, 2014, 70% of performance evaluation reports for managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management (NCR and regions) will include the contribution of and support for green procurement policy objectives.
 
Performance Measure RPP DPR

Target Status
By March 31, 2013 70% of performance evaluation reports for managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management (NCR and regions) will include the contribution of and support for green procurement policy objectives.

70% (in 2013-14)

Percentage of the performance evaluation reports for managers and functional heads of procurement and materiel management (NCR and regions) that will include contribution to and support for green procurement policy objectives. 70%  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.

60%

 

Strategies / Comments

Why this self selected green procurement performance evaluation target is SMART:

  1. Specific: Refers to specific positions (non manager and non functional head personnel) and functional area (procurement).
  2. Measurable: information is available from our procurement module (e.g., for service transactions valued at >$5K, a mandatory checklist that includes environmental considerations is completed by the manager).
  3. Achievable: Contribution to and support for green procurement policy objectives will be reviewed as part of annual evaluations (Performance Feedback Reports).
  4. Relevant: Environmental considerations may be applied to all procurement requests, (albeit to varying degrees (e.g., to a lesser extent with services than goods) and subject to client specifications).
  5. Time-bound: Date established for target completion, i.e., 100% (March 31, 2014).
Management processes and controls

By March 31, 2013, 100% of the Wireless Services procurement consolidation initiative will be implemented.

Wireless services is the responsibility of Shared Service Canada starting in November 2011.
Performance Measure RPP DPR
Target Status  
Percentage of the Wireless Services procurement consolidation initiative will be implemented. 100%  
Progress against measure in the given fiscal year.    

Strategies / Comments

It is expected that 100% of the procurement consolidation will be achieved by March 2013. With Shared Service Canada (SSC) taking over the payment of wireless devices and the creation of its own consolidation process with the aid of the service providers, the implementation is currently at about 99%. The introduction of SSC prevents any future devices from being acquired outside of the Government Cellular Service contract.